For cod’s sake Canada

Date: 1/12/2006

For cod’s sake Canada, stop blocking progress on bottom trawling The Canadian High Commission was recently given a timely reminder of Canada’s necessity to learn lessons from the past and stop undermining a global moratorium on bottom trawling in international waters at the UN.

Greenpeace New Zealand delivered a letter to the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, urging him to reconsider his country’s opposition to a moratorium on bottom trawling in international waters. Canada’s once-abundant cod and New Zealand’s orange roughy have been all but wiped out in the world’s biggest fisheries disasters of modern times. In both cases, these fish populations have been decimated by bottom trawlers that also bulldoze their ancient habitats.

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